On Friday 1 October 2021 Professor Ulrike Tillmann was appointed Director of the Isaac Newton Institute, taking over the five-year post from previous incumbent Professor David Abrahams. You can read more about Ulrike’s background and research interests in our earlier news piece here.

In this article, we present a short audio interview with Ulrike one week into her tenure. INI’s Communications Manager Dan Aspel finds out a little more about her background and love of mathematics, her feelings upon returning to INI not as a participant but as a staff member, and what the future could hold for INI under her stewardship.

We hope you enjoy these twelve minutes of conversation, and join us in wishing Ulrike a warm welcome with much excitement for the months and years ahead.

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